PublisherParamount Pictures & U.M.&M. TV Corporation & Famous Studios Productions
A messy family dog is told by its owner that it will be thrown out in the cold, after three puppies show up on the doorstep, complicating the dog's life. The owner, thinking the dog is responsible for the mess, finally discovers the puppies and all ends well. Animation by George Germanetti and Steve Muffatti. Story by Joe Stultz and Larry Riley. Scenics by Robert Connavale. Music by Winston Sharples. Produced in 1948.
October 21, 2016 Subject:
I remember watching this when I was younger. It was on TV on a local channel one time. But I feel bad for the dog because he always gets into trouble. And those other dogs start it.
July 8, 2016 Subject:
Excellent piece - what about the copyright?
This is a really nice little cartoon. I would be interested in using an extract of it in a short film. Are you the owner of the copyright? Or do you know if it is in the public domain?
Reviewer:Victor Von Psychotron
November 24, 2014 Subject:
Cute, good…that's about all I can say.
It's a cute little cartoon about a dog trying to keep puppies from making a mess so he won't be thrown out into the cold. It's nothing revolutionary, but it's harmless fun.
December 21, 2013 Subject:
Not bad at all
A nice little cartoon, quite funny in spots. It has a general christmasy feel which fits in with "now" (I'm watching/writing this a few days before christmas). Yes , there are better cartoons and funnier cartoons and yes, the dog's name is Princey instead of Hector, but still worth watching imho. I don't download too many of these , just watch them so downloading is a personal option after watching.
Reviewer:Dr Feel Rotten
January 2, 2011 Subject:
Ehh..don't be a schnook!
And lose your happy home over those puppies!
I can see my dog right now thinking it. lol
October 5, 2010 Subject:
The dog's name is Princy. So why the Hector in the title?
Nice homely stuff though...I visualise outakes of this unexpectedly inserted into an adult film concerning, perhaps, a man suddenly faced with a paternity suit and having twinges of conscience after denying all responsibility...
February 16, 2008 Subject:
Excellent cartoon featuring clever story-line, Great animation and cute dogs. There are some plot-holes, and the print looks a little worn, But it's still worth downloading.
September 25, 2006 Subject:
Great cartoon, but a bit confusing!
I have loved this cartoon since I was a little girl. But there's a few things that bug me. For one, if the dog's name was Princie, then why is the cartoon called Hector's Hectic Life? Second, what's with never showing the character's faces? We only saw the master's feet and her voice with the heavy Russian (or whatever) accent. And third, after Princie nailed the dog door shut, how did the pups get back inside? I love this cartoon, but that's been bugging me for a long time.
September 25, 2006 Subject:
Not one of the better Famous cartoons....
The Paramount/Famous cartoon studio (formerly the Fleischer studio) usually made some fine cartoons in the 1940s, as evidenced by many of the Popeye and Little Lulu films. That cannot be saud for this particular film. I didn't download it, but I've seen it before elsewhere.
April 30, 2006 Subject:
I would Beg 4 U
Prince, a dog, is threatened with cold weather by itÃÂs master if it does one stupid thing in the house, but, if itÃÂs good, then the owner promises a surprise on Christmas morning! So this being a cartoon, you know whatÃÂs liable to happen. ThatÃÂs right, something or someone will arrive to make itÃÂs life miserable! That something is 3 puppies, the similarities to Prince made me assume that their his, although thatÃÂs never revealed in this) and they instantly cause havoc in the house. Prince sees to it that his master doesnÃÂt discover the puppies causing this mess, and that makes for some pretty quick cleaning once the puppies, for example, make a mess out of the fishbowl.
This was amusing, the animators had some clever ideas on how the dog could get out of some quick call dilemmas. The only problem I had was with the instant schmaltzy ending. Like what made Prince act like that?
March 11, 2006 Subject:
dont know why this has got five stars, completely lacking in style, narrative and pretty much everything else. when compared to the other gems available here, its really not worth downloading
October 12, 2005 Subject:
A charming little cartoon that still holds up very well after so many years since it was made.
September 2, 2005 Subject:
Very well done for something other than Looney Tunes. A very cute piece.